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    KANE: Louisiana’s Declining Labor Force Participation Rate

KANE: Louisiana’s Declining Labor Force Participation Rate

While unemployment rates are important, they do not tell the whole story about the state of the economy in Louisiana and across the nation. Today the Pelican Institute for Public

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    After The Cleanup: Maximizing The RESTORE Act Windfall And Preserving Louisiana’s Coast

After The Cleanup: Maximizing The RESTORE Act Windfall And Preserving Louisiana’s Coast

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, BP is ending active cleanup of the Louisiana coast. Louisiana and the other Gulf Coast states will soon begin receiving funds through

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    KANE: How Louisiana Can Get Smart On Crime

KANE: How Louisiana Can Get Smart On Crime

Conservatives in other states have blazed a trail that we can follow Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of incarceration. This is costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars

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    KANE: Report Says Natural Gas Could Help The Environment

KANE: Report Says Natural Gas Could Help The Environment

A new report, released Tuesday by The Pelican Institute, provides insight into how Louisiana’s growing natural gas industry may help the state’s economic and environmental outlook. Risk Reward & Revolution”

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    KANE: Smart on Sentencing, Smart on Crime: On Reforming LA Sentencing Laws

KANE: Smart on Sentencing, Smart on Crime: On Reforming LA Sentencing Laws

New study explains how to safely reduce Louisiana’s nonviolent prison population, implement fairer sentencing and reduce corrections spending Louisiana has the highest per-capita incarceration rate in the country and has

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    KANE: How Does Trapping Kids In Lousy Schools Advance Civil Rights?

KANE: How Does Trapping Kids In Lousy Schools Advance Civil Rights?

The United States Justice Department is suing to block Louisiana’s voucher program in districts under desegregation orders. The Justice Department argues that vouchers “impeded the desegregation process” in these districts.

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The Pelican Institute’s Response To Dick Durbin

  The Pelican Institute’s Response To Dick Durbin

Why is a United States Senator using a state-level policy issue to harass and intimidate think tanks and their supporters? 

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KANE: School Choice Doesn’t Build Walls, It Opens Doors

  KANE: School Choice Doesn’t Build Walls, It Opens Doors

Common sense should prevail over a failed ideology Robert Mann’s recent critique of Louisiana’s education reforms begins with the astonishingly inapt metaphor

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KANE: The Case For Reform, Jefferson Parish Edition

  KANE: The Case For Reform, Jefferson Parish Edition

Education leaders implemented bold changes and the results are impressive   Introduction The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is

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KANE: Why Course Choice Matters

  KANE: Why Course Choice Matters

Louisiana’s education establishment may not like the competition, but students will enjoy more options than ever before Introduction Due to

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KANE: Medicaid Expansion Is Even Worse Than You Thought

  KANE: Medicaid Expansion Is Even Worse Than You Thought

New data highlights reasons for Louisiana lawmakers to say “no thanks” to feds Although Louisiana’s House of Representatives rejected a

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KANE: Register Today For The ‘Whither Republicans?’ Luncheon

  KANE: Register Today For The ‘Whither Republicans?’ Luncheon

There has been much spirited debate over the future of the Republican party since the November elections. Disappointing electoral results

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KANE: Bob Mann Baselessly Accuses Medicaid Expansion Opponents Of Racism

  KANE: Bob Mann Baselessly Accuses Medicaid Expansion Opponents Of Racism

Yesterday the Health and Welfare Committee of the Louisiana House of Representatives considered whether Louisiana should participate in the Medicaid

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KANE: The Trouble With Medicaid

  KANE: The Trouble With Medicaid

Building on the failures of the welfare state will do more harm than good in Louisiana A key feature of

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KANE: Lessons For Legislators From Margaret Thatcher

  KANE: Lessons For Legislators From Margaret Thatcher

Principles from the “Iron Lady” apply to Louisiana education reform The recent death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher invites

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KANE: How Online Learning Can Transform Louisiana’s K-12 Education

  KANE: How Online Learning Can Transform Louisiana’s K-12 Education

Nationwide, online learning is booming. Just over a decade ago, fewer than 50,000 K-12 students took an online course; today

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KANE: Fat Public School Salaries Cause Their Budget Woes, Not Vouchers

  KANE: Fat Public School Salaries Cause Their Budget Woes, Not Vouchers

Scholarship critics ignoring the real culprits: more staff for fewer students and skyrocketing benefits   A number of school districts

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PELICAN INSTITUTE: Join Us For A Movie!

  PELICAN INSTITUTE: Join Us For A Movie!

The Pelican Institute invites you to attend an Evening Reception & Viewing of InJustice Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. In this first-ever, feature-length film

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KANE: The Louisiana Teacher Union Paradox

  KANE: The Louisiana Teacher Union Paradox

Editor’s Note: This is the Executive Summary of a larger report, which can be viewed in full at the Pelican

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